Mickey Madness: Yanks Great’s Card Fetches $12.6M

Mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million Sunday, sale marks most ever paid for sports memorabilia.

  • Sports memorabilia market reportedly has grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.
  • Sale of rare Mantle card broke record set just few months ago — $9.3 million for the jersey worn by late-soccer star Diego Maradona.
  • In baseball card sales, Mantle transaction surpassed $7.25 million for a century-old Honus Wagner card recently sold in private deal.
  • The late-Mantle, a hall of famer, played entire Major League Baseball career, which ended in 1968, with New York Yankees.
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